Bye Bye is a three track offering from Philadelphia based sextet Blood, that rarely stays put in one style for long. All three songs – first single Money Worries, Luck and Borstal Field - were recorded by the band throughout the pandemic providing a uniting force whilst touring remained impossible. The tracks are a testament to the unforgiving and rewarding process of self-recording. The band found great relief in finally having the time to flesh out an experimental atmosphere without the constraint of paid studio time. Blood is proud of the work they’ve made, but it is imperative to mention that all three tracks were brought to life in a way not formerly thought possible by the mixing brilliance of Nancy Conforti. First single “Money Worries” finds Blood slingshotted over an open letter to their landlord. What starts as a clear threat to an obvious albeit deserving villain, soon caves into an acoustic respite, in which the nightmare of financial ruin becomes lullaby.
Blood began as a solo project of current lead singer Tim O’Brien in the winter of 2017. After going through several line up changes throughout 2018, the current line up began making waves in the bijou punk scene of Austin. They were considered “a live staple in their own prospective scene” and “one of Austin's buzziest new acts” by press nationally and locally. After twice touring the U.S., Blood was poised for a big 2020 when plans were altered drastically by the pandemic. They then self-released their debut EP, Why Wait Til’ 55, We Might Not Even Be Alive, on April 11th of that year. In 2021, the sextet made a move to West Philadelphia and began recording their upcoming release, Bye Bye, while also playing shows throughout the Northeastern United States. At this time, the group lives in a seven bedroom house with a converted basement for recording and rehearsing.